romantic comedy classics ’32 to ’42

Here find in order of appearance, based on the simplicity of the 100 top comedies rather than my own list:
btw, I definitely agree with Number One.
Added note, some of these films are also on the ‘100 best’ list. Number One got five Oscars, a feat that took 41 years to match. It’s a pip and the DVD is worth renting for a classy transfer.

  1. It Happened One Night (1934) – Columbia
  2. Bringing Up Baby (1938) – RKO
  3. The Philadelphia Story (1940) – MGM
  4. His Girl Friday (1940) – Columbia
  5. The Thin Man (1934) – MGM
  6. My Man Godfrey (1936) – Universal
  7. Ninotchka (1939) – MGM
  8. The Lady Eve (1941) – Paramount
  9. The Awful Truth (1937) – Columbia
  10. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) – Columbia
  11. The Palm Beach Story (1942) – Paramount


  1. I’ve seen Bringing Up Baby.
    I used to sit up and watch the old movies on cable.
    They’d do Betty Grable festivals… or lots of the Hepburns, I even saw a comedy with Lucille Ball as the neice of the headmaster of a boy’s boarding school… oy.

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